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Posted by jennem on 05/14/2007
About a year ago, we ate at Il Sole and just loved it. Great service, somewhat creative food options, very well prepared. Went again last night--Mother's Day--and it was not a pleasant experience. The beautiful decor had been largely changed (zebra print banquettes?) Took 10 minutes to find a hostess to seat us. Another 10 to get menus. Ordered a bottle of wine, it sat on the bar for 10 more minutes until we flagged down our waitress and asked her to open it. The menu was boring, old-school low-end stereotypical Italian--all the good stuff was gone. Waitress brought the bread but forgot the oil/vinegar for dipping. Ordered the antipasti--it was C-town deli cold cuts rolled up on a plate with jarred green olives and jarred red pepper strips. Our salads came out one at a time, 10 minutes apart, although we'd each ordered the same salad, and the arugula was all stems, the hearts of palm (hello 1980?) in golf-ball-sized inedible chunks, and the dressing was straight balsamic vinegar. While we were eating our salads, the waitress asked if we wouldn't mind hurrying as our entrees were ready. My pasta was dried out and flavorless with fatty rubbery bacon, my husband's fish was barely OK, but his vegetables were inedible--no salt, butter, anything but plain steamed unseasoned vegetables. Desserts were unavailable as they had forgotten to defrost them. We gave a general complaint to the waitress, and got nothing but "oops, sorry" and our bill.
Posted by JG on 03/04/2007
I've been to this restaurant several times and I've always had a great experience. The servers are very nice and the food is delicious. For the price you pay, the portions are exceedingly generous. I haven't been there in a while because every time I pass by the restaurant is closed. Does anyone know if it is closed for good or remodeling?
Posted by Inwoodite on 02/09/2007
I have been here a few times for dinner and for brunch. While I found the brunch mighty tasty, the dinner selections are simply fair. They aren't bad, but not excellent either. To top it off, the service is poor! Every single time I have gone there, I have had to wait ridiculous amounts of time for our server. One time, we asked for the check and before it was brought to us the server left the premises for a 15 minute break!
Posted by Inwoodgal on 02/08/2007
All I can say is Yummy Spaghetti and Meatballs!
Posted by inwoodsman on 01/26/2007
Excellent restaurant. Prices are very fair, service OK. Food is consistently top notch. Love it all, One of the best places uptown.
Posted by Happy customer on 12/09/2006
I've been to il sole numerous times and I have never had a complaint. Food is great servie is good and the atmosphere is the excellent. It's a shame that a local restaurant is trying to cut it in this neighborhood and all they get is bad reviews No wonder we lack restaurants here in the heights.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2006
food was ok - a bit on the salty side. the service was s-l-o-w. our waitress was very nice, but not very attentive.